Enjoy and interact with this performance. A fully functioning public library housed in a wooden cabinet the size of a small suitcase. Artist Annabel Other created the library and is the Head Librarian. The library’s volumes cover a wide range of subjects, from palaeontology to astronomy, with 250 books made by artists and practitioners from all areas of the arts and sciences. In St Ives, new publications will join the library including an edition by Cornwall based artist Abigail Reynolds.
Membership of Bristol Art Library is free, and once you have joined and received your Manilla reader’s ticket you may visit the library and peruse its volumes anywhere in the world.
The library now has 12000 members, a gift shop and a friends’ organisation FOTBAL (Friends of The Bristol Art Library).
Being portable, the library can travel to almost any location in the world, although the library often appears at museums, galleries and arts centres, it is equally at home in venues such as private houses, hotel lobbies and the waiting area of a hairdressers.
Supported by Arts Council England